Having a root canal done is never fun, but at Serenity Smiles we aim to make it as painless as possible for you.
Root canals are necessary when cavities or trauma reach the pulp of a tooth. The pulp contains the blood supply and nerves of the tooth. An irritated pulp will swell and is often quite painful before the nerve dies, temporarily alleviating the pain until the infection spreads into the bone and again causes discomfort. A root canal involves removing the infected pulp and replacing it with a filling material, alleviating discomfort and infection. Often after a root canal, a tooth needs a crown to protect it from fractures that are more prone after root canal therapy.
At Serenity Smiles we seek to make you comfortable from the moment you walk through our doors. Traditionally, root canals could take multiple appointments spanning weeks. Using the latest techniques and equipment, we can often complete your root canal in a single visit and prepare your tooth for a crown at the same time limiting the amount of time away from work and home life. Call us to find out more about our root canal procedures.